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Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 1997

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

Corporate Attorney

Steve is a partner in Varnum’s corporate practice group. He provides strategic business advice with a focus on general corporate counseling, capital raising, M&A, strategic alliances and various types of financing. Steve has extensive experience representing clients in the startup and emerging companies space including technology and software developers, data companies, cloud-based service companies, IT companies, marketing agencies, craft breweries and distilleries, chefs and restaurants, podcasters, filmmakers, musicians and artists. In addition, Steve serves in an outside general counsel capacity for a wide range of emerging and middle market companies.

Honors and Recognitions

DBusiness© Top Lawyers since 2014

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2013

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth

Keiretsu Forum

Michigan Venture Capital Association

Pointe Angels

State Bar of Michigan; Business Law, IT Law, and Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports sections

Western Michigan University, Adjunct Professor of Law

Community Involvement

Royal Oak Film Society

Tech Town

Rippling Hope

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